A new update for Madden 21 is now out on XBOX Series X, PlayStation 5, XBOX One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia.

This update includes some gameplay fixes as well as the much anticipated 3rd franchise mode update.

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Check out the full details below!

Madden NFL 21 (Xbox Series X|S & PS5)

Key Highlights:

  • Fix for QB freezing in certain play formations
  • Fix for missing Pro Bowl active abilities
  • Various MUT UI fixes
  • Franchise updates to trade logic and player value
  • “League History” addition to Franchise

Gameplay Updates:

Fixed an issue causing the QB to freeze after flipping Gun Split Close Play Action plays while also hot routing the HB.

Fixed an issue causing some QB’s to repeat their pre-play walk-to-line, getting set in the formation animation twice.

Fixed an issue preventing some abilities from being equipped for players on the Pro Bowl roster.

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Fixed an incorrect route shown in the play-art for the play Gun Tight Doubles Zig Under.

Fixed an issue sometimes causing the receiver to run back toward the line instead of breaking out when running a zig route.

Fixed an issue with Hit Sticks not tracking properly for Abilities using Hit Stick accumulation for In the Zone criteria (e.g. Avalanche).

Madden Ultimate Team Updates:

  • Various UI Fixes

Franchise Updates:

  • NEW: Improvements to Trade Logic and Player Value
  • NEW: League History
  • Fixed issue where “Backlash” ability was called “Pass Lead Elite”
  • Fixed naming of Seahawks stadium to Lumen Field (for new Franchises)

Dev Note: All updates also apply to Gen 4 consoles.

Madden NFL 21 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia)

Key Highlights:

  • Fix for QB freezing in certain play formations
  • Fix for missing Pro Bowl active abilities
  • Fixed rusher logic in certain punting situations

Gameplay Updates:

Fixed an issue allowing punts to frequently get blocked by an AI-controlled rusher when lined up inside the 5-yard line.

Dev Note: To address this issue, we tuned the logic of the rusher that was blocking the kick. The AI was timing the Dive perfectly and not in a situation where the player rushing the punter would layout and dive due to the blocker between him and the punter.

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Fixed an issue causing the QB to freeze after flipping Gun Split Close Play Action plays while also hot routing the HB.

Fixed an issue causing some QB’s to repeat their pre-play walk-to-line, getting set in the formation animation twice.

Fixed an issue preventing some abilities from being equipped for players on the Pro Bowl roster.

Fixed an issue with Hit Sticks not tracking properly for Abilities using Hit Stick accumulation for In the Zone criteria (e.g. Avalanche).